15.3464, Calls: Pragmatics/Semantics/UK; Ling & Literature/Greece

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Subject: 15.3464, Calls: Pragmatics/Semantics/UK; Ling & Literature/Greece                                                                                                                                                       

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Date: 08-Dec-2004
From: Carla Umbach < carla.umbach at uos.de >
Subject: Discourse Domains and Information Structure 

Date: 08-Dec-2004
From: Angeliki Tzanne < atzanne at enl.uoa.gr >
Subject: (Re)Constructing Pain and Joy in Language, Literature, and Culture 

-------------------------Message 1 ---------------------------------- 
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2004 22:23:24
From: Carla Umbach < carla.umbach at uos.de >
Subject: Discourse Domains and Information Structure 

Full Title: Discourse Domains and Information Structure 

Date: 08-Aug-2005 - 12-Aug-2005
Location: Edinburgh, United Kingdom 
Contact Person: Carla Umbach
Meeting Email: carla.umbach at uos.de
Web Site: http://www.cogsci.uos.de/~workshopDDIS

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics; Semantics 

Call Deadline: 09-Mar-2005 

Meeting Description:


''Discourse Domains and Information Structure''

8 - 12th of August, 2005 

workshop organized as part of
European Summer School on Logic, Language and Information
ESSLLI 2005, 8-19 August, 2005 in Edinburgh

Workshop Organizers:
Carla Umbach (University of Osnabrück, carla.umbach at uos.de)
Klaus von Heusinger  (University of Stuttgart,
vonHeusinger at ilg.uni-stuttgart.de)

Workshop Purpose:
The workshop will investigate the interaction between discourse domains and
information structure. Discourse structure is often represented by a
hierarchical structure of different discourse domains: Anaphoric
accessibility crucially depends on semantic operators that create new
domains (like negation), presuppositions are projected according to
properties of the discourse, and the quaestio or
q(estion)u(nder)d(iscussion)-approach structures a discourse into a
hierarchical tree. Information structure, on the other hand, is commonly
assumed to be a flat structure: the partition into backgrounded and focused
information or into topic and comment. 

Suggested topics:
* Background accessibility in hierachical discourse domains
* Presuppositions as anaphors in a theory of information structure
* Presuppositions, anaphoric relations, and alternative sets
* Focus/background structure and embedded sentences
* Topic/comment and embedding

Workshop format:
The workshop is part of ESSLLI and is open to all ESSLLI participants. It
will consist of five 90-minute sessions held over five consecutive days in
the first week of ESSLLI. There will be 2 slots for paper presentation and
discussion per session. 

Invited Speakers:
Hans Kamp (University of Stuttgart) 
Bonnie Webber (University of Edinburgh)

Workshop Programme Committee (confirmed):
Nick Asher (University of Texas)
Peter Bosch (University of Osnabrück)
Daniel Büring (UCLA)
Regine Eckardt (ZAS Berlin)
Manfred Krifka (Humboldt-Universität Berlin)
Massimo Poesio (University of Essex)

Submission details:
Authors are invited to submit an extended abstract (max. 5 pages) for 45
minutes talks (30 min. presentation plus 15 min. discussion). Please send
your submission electronically  to both organizers 

carla.umbach at uos.de and
vonHeusinger at ilg.uni-stuttgart.de

Abstracts must be anonymous. Please use 'Abstract DDIS' as the subject
header and send your abstract as an attachment (PDF, PS, word, or plain
ASCII are accepted). Please include the information in (1) - (5) in the body of
your message. 

Author Information
1. Name(s) of author(s)
2. Title of talk
3. Affiliation(s)
4. E-mail address(es)
5. Postal address(es)

The accepted papers will appear in the workshop proceedings published by

Important Dates: 
Deadline for submission: March 9, 2005
Notification of acceptance: April 18, 2005
Preliminary programme: April 23, 2005
ESSLLI early registration: May 1, 2005
Final papers for proceedings: May 18, 2005
Final programme: June 22, 2005
Workshop dates: August 8-12, 2005

Local Arrangements:
All workshop participants including the presenters will be required to
register for ESSLLI.  The registration fee for authors presenting a paper
will correspond to the early student/workshop speaker registration fee.
Moreover, a number of  additional fee waiver grants will be made available
by the ESSLLI Organisation Committee on a competitive basis and workshop
participants are eligible to apply for those.

There will be no reimbursement for travel costs and accommodation. Workshop
speakers who have difficulty in finding funding should contact the local
organizing committee to ask for the possibilities for a grant.

Further Information:
About the workshop: www.cogsci.uos.de/~workshopDDIS
About ESSLLI: http://www.macs.hw.ac.uk/esslli05/

-------------------------Message 2 ---------------------------------- 
Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2004 22:23:28
From: Angeliki Tzanne < atzanne at enl.uoa.gr >
Subject: (Re)Constructing Pain and Joy in Language, Literature, and Culture 


Full Title: (Re)Constructing Pain and Joy in Language, Literature, and Culture 

Date: 20-Oct-2005 - 23-Oct-2005
Location: Athens, Greece 
Contact Person: Angeliki Tzanne
Meeting Email: atzanne at enl.uoa.gr
Web Site: http://www.cc.uoa.gr/english/P&J/P&J1.htm

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature 

Call Deadline: 10-Jan-2005 

Meeting Description:

(Re)Constructing Pain and Joy in Language, Literature and Culture, the 6th
International Conference of the Hellenic Association for the Study of
English (HASE), University of Athens, October 20-23, 2005. Drawing upon the
debate on representing vs. (re)constructing reality through language and
literature, the conference aims to explore views in relation to the
treatment of 'joy' and 'pain' as human experiences combining physical,
psychological, private, public, conceptual and cultural dimensions.
Furthermore, it fosters work that addresses the relationship between
pain/joy and creativity, examining the extent to which pain/joy may be seen
as sterile and constrictive or creative and expansive. Keynote speakers
will include Catherine Belsey, Zoltán Kövecses, Elaine Scarry, Jenny Thomas
and Panos Valavanis. Proposals for 20-min papers (title, 300-word abstract,
100-word bionote) by 10 January 2005 to Angeliki Tzanne atzanne at enl.uoa.gr,
Faculty of English Studies, University of Athens, Panepistimioupoli
Zographou, Athens 157 84, Greece. Tel.: +30 210 7277913; fax: +30 210
7277020. Conference website: http://www.cc.uoa.gr/english/P&J/P&J1.htm


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